Author Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory

Surface Navy Association 2017

Mark Rios, director of business development for Atlas North America, discusses unmanned underwater and surface vehicles as well as the company’s smaller sonars with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium and trade show Jan. 10-12, 2017, in Arlington, Va. The Defense & Aerospace Reporters coverage of the SNA conference is sponsored by Raytheon.


Capt. (Select) Kristian Haumann, Royal Danish Navy, commanding officer of HDMS Peter Willemoes, discusses the capabilities and attributes of Denmark’s Iver Huitfeldt-class frigates with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. Denmark built three of the multipurpose ships that accommodate easily changed mission modules for about $325 million each. The frigates displace 6,600 tons, have a range of more than 9,000 miles at 18 knots and are built to NATO warships standards.


On Oct. 4, 1957 at 7:28 p.m., the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the world’s first man-made satellite to circle the Earth, sparking a space race that spurred US advances in education and technology that a dozen years later landed a man on the Moon. According to NASA, the cosmic bundle of joy weighed in at 83.6 kilograms and measured 58 centimeters tall. Sputnik reportedly soared at 28,980 km/hr, according to Soviet math, the Museum of Flight writes.

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